Good Morning Everyone,

Monday Morning and a vacation day for me. It is a cold morning, 29° with a light frost on the ground. The birds are busy at the feeding station. Blue Jays and Red-bellied woodpeckers carry off the raw peanuts in the shell quite fast. They along with the Nuthatch, Downy, and Hairy also like the homemade suet. After putting more peanuts out I have time for a walk.

The air is calm, only a slight breeze coming from the north. The sky is overcast but not dense enough to keep the sun from shining through and creating a soft, hazy atmosphere. Other then the diesel running at the cabinet shop it is quiet. I heard the twittering of Sparrows when a shrill whistle above me caught me by surprise, – a Starling sitting on the electric wire! A flock of Pigeons congregated on top of the neighbor’s silo and as I neared the woods 2 Carolina Wrens were singing.

The outside work is basically done for this year; we have had some good hard frosts. Farmers always have manure to haul and feed to grind, etc.

We were privileged to have a young man in the store recently that was from Argentina, South America.

Last week the Organic Farmer’s Conference was held at Mt. Hope.

On Saturday the 17th is our church’s Annual Ladies Thanksgiving dinner, which is an enjoyable day with food, fellowship, singing, etc.

Also, last week there were 3 funerals in our area. On Wednesday was for 2 men aged 76 and 57. Then on Thursday was for a 92 year old lady.

Times moves on and changes come but I’m grateful to know that God is still in control.

I don’t have an exact recipe for this but have found that shredding squash and sweet or regular potatoes and stir-frying them together with coconut oil and butter with onion and seasoning salt of your choice makes a tasty vegetable dish.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness, come before His presence with singing. – Psalms 100:1-2

Happy Thanksgiving to all,